Re: [OPE-L] questions on the interpretation of labour values

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Fri Mar 02 2007 - 10:30:43 EST

> Saying prices are part of the real definition of commodities is like
> being wet is part of the real definition of water.

Hi Howard:

The experience of being wet is not part of the real definition of water
because water exists independently of whether there are beings who
experience wetness.  The real definition of commodity is social, however,
and requires the existence of a series of specific social relationships
including markets and price.  Your simile above is odd since you,
in your reply to Allin,  recognized the existence of a qualitative social
necessarily linked to the character of commodities.

In solidarity, Jerry

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